December 9, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/9

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 11/25/20:
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Yakima County (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
Scalia v. Red Lake Nation Fisheries, Inc. (Treaty Rights)
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom (IGRA)
Gwitchyaa Zee Corporation and Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich-in Tribal Government v. Bernhardt (ANCSA)
Phillips v. State of Nebraska (Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin
Bradley S. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)

  • Rebuilding trust: Climate change, Indian communities, and a right to resettlement.
  • An unfair cross section: Federal jurisdiction for Indian Country crimes dismantles jury community conscience.
  • The wrongful death of an Indian: A tribe's right to object to the death penalty.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Reasserting tribal forest management under good neighbor authority
  • 'It's been a long time coming': Lumbees closing in on full federal recognition
  • San Juan County asks President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore Bears Ears National Monument
  • Torres, Haaland pass legislation expanding economic opportunities for Indian Country
  • Minnesota’s 'No Child Left Inside' program can address Native youth obesity
  • Cherokee Nation receives $4.1 million grant for covid-19 testing, contact tracing
  • Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto designers are showcasing resistance and resurgence
  • Report: 'Native youth are medicine'
  • Big win in #NoMoreStolenAncestors fight